Inside the packaging we find the monitor tucked between two large foam braces with a foam bag covering the display. Also included is a VGA cable, power cable and DVI cable. The monitor stand was separate from the display during shipping but I attached it before snapping this picture to make things easier. Do note that there is no HDMI cable, audio cable or instruction manual included.
The first thing that I noticed about this display is the non-glossy screen. It seemed for a while that the new trend was glossy screen displays which certainly has its pros and cons.
The bezel around the screen is glossy black with a chrome accent along the bottom that contrasts nicely. Monitor controls can be found on the bottom right of the front bezel. The labels are touch sensitive meaning you won't have to reach blindly under the edge of the screen to try and find the appropriate button - very nice.
As mentioned above, the base does not come installed on the monitor for shipping purposes. Installation is easy however, as you simply slide the display down into the base and secure it using the screw in the center of the base.
Aside from the mounting screw, there are four rubber feet on the bottom of the base to prevent the unit from sliding around. One great thing about the base that I haven't seen on many other monitors is that it swivels from side to side. This allows you to easily turn the display to face others or to easily access the rear panel.
In addition to swiveling side to side, the monitor also tilts backwards as seen in the photo below. Do note that it only tilts backwards - there is no forward tilting, although really I can't think of a scenario where you would want to tilt the monitor down.
Let's move ahead and check out the rear of the display.